Failing Food Report – September 2020

Publication details

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, September 2020

This report lists food that has failed under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme (IFIS).

Data set - Importing Food Inspection Scheme - monthly failing food reports

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Risk food tests

We target and monitor food that poses a high or medium risk to public health. We refer 100% of risk food imports until we establish a history of compliance.

Table 1 lists non-compliant food we’ve detected.

Non-compliant food can’t be distributed for sale in Australia. We supervise the importer destroying or re-exporting it.

Table 1 Risk food test results

Date of fail Product description Country of origin Producer name Reason for fail Result/s Units Reference
21/8/2020 Tapioca chips India Malabar Natural Foods Pvt Ltd Hydrocyanic acid 69 mg/kg CAS 09/2019
27/8/2020 Frozen cooked crawfish tail China Guolian Yiyang Food Co Ltd Listeria monocytogenes Detected n/a CRU 03/2019
27/8/2020 Frozen cooked crawfish tail China Guolian Yiyang Food Co Ltd Standard Plate Count 180000, 370000, 190000, 300000, 200000 mg/kg CRU 03/2019
31/8/2020 Masala Peanuts India Frumar Marketing Pty Aflatoxin 0.035 mg/kg NUT 11/2018
2/9/2020 Masala sing bhujiya India Kartik Enterprise Aflatoxin 0.07 mg/kg NUT 11/2018
3/9/2020 Tapioca chips India Topper Export Hydrocyanic acid 17 mg/kg CAS 09/2019
3/9/2020 Tapioca chips spicy India Topper Export Hydrocyanic acid 42 mg/kg CAS 09/2019
3/9/2020 Tapioca chips sticks India Topper Export Hydrocyanic acid 43 mg/kg CAS 09/2019
3/9/2020 Dried anchovy Vietnam Saky Foods Company Limited Histamine 251 mg/kg HIS 12/2016
3/9/2020 Bamboo clam Indonesia Pt Mina Jaya Wysia E. coli 2.3, <2.3, 4.3, 24, 2.3 mg/kg MOL 04/2017
3/9/2020 Dried anchovy Vietnam Taviuc Co Ltd Histamine 256 mg/kg HIS 12/2016
4/9/2020 Canned nori peanut China Ningbo Haishu Jianfeng Aflatoxin 0.047 mg/kg NUT 11/2018
7/9/2020 Tasty spicy coated peanuts India Bikanervala Foods Aflatoxin 0.033 mg/kg NUT 11/2018
7/9/2020 White clam (whole) Vietnam Dong Phuong Seafood Company Ltd E. coli 9.3, <2.3, <2.3, <2.3, <2.3 MPN/g MOL 04/2017
9/9/2020 Monamon dills salted anchovies Philippines Century Pacific Food Inc Histamine 570 mg/kg HIS 12/2016
10/9/2020 Seaweed China Fuzhou Hailin Food Co Limited Iodine 2600 mg/kg BSW 12/2016
10/9/2020 Seaweed China Fuzhou Hailin Food Co Limited Iodine 1200 mg/kg BSW 12/2016
10/9/2020 Seaweed China Fuzhou Hailin Food Co Limited Iodine 3500 mg/kg BSW 12/2016
11/9/2020 Fermented salted fish Philippines Fitrite Incorporated (Philippines) Histamine 242 mg/kg HIS 12/2016
16/9/2020 Nut cracker (spicy coated fried peanut) India Haldirams Snacks Aflatoxin 0.014
(product contains 69% peanut, therefore the calculated maximum level is 0.010)
mg/kg NUT 11/2018
17/9/2020 Dry anchovy Myanmar City Winner Co Ltd Histamine 1000 mg/kg HIS 12/2016
17/9/2020 Frozen baby clam meat Vietnam Hop Tan Seafood Corporation E. coli 110, >110, 24, 2.3, <2.3 MPN/g MOL 04/2017
21/9/2020 Freshwater dried fish (Stolothrissa Tanganicae) Tanzania United Republic FJB fish Histamine 260 mg/kg HIS 12/2016
21/9/2020 Organic toasted coconut flakes Sri Lanka Sanmick Food Pty Ltd Salmonella Detected /250g SES 05/2014
21/9/2020 Mari Sing bhujiya India Kartik Enterprise Aflatoxin 0.01
(product contains 63% peanut, therefore the calculated maximum level is 0.009)
mg/kg NUT 11/2018
23/9/2020 Tasty spicy coated peanuts India Haldirams Snacks Aflatoxin 0.012
(product contains 65% peanut, therefore the calculated maximum level is 0.009)
mg/kg NUT 11/2018
29/9/2020 Cassava chips Sri Lanka Lakrasa Food Hydrocyanic acid 29 mg/kg CAS 09/2019

Surveillance food tests

We randomly refer 5% of surveillance food imports. We test for compliance to certain standards in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code and to verify safety.

Table 2 lists non-compliant food we’ve detected. We will test further imported consignments of this food at an increased rate. We do this until the overseas producer reaches a history of compliance. To achieve this, we apply a holding order to the non-compliant food from the particular overseas producer. This legal instrument flags the food for increased testing.

‘HO match’ indicates the fail was against an existing holding order. See a list of published holding orders.

Table 2 Surveillance food test results

Date of fail Product description Country of origin Producer name Test applied Reason for fail Result/s Units Reference Holding order number
24/8/2020 Okra - small Eqypt Givrex Robert Mansour & Co Fruit and vegetable residue screen Chlorpyrifos 0.02
Exceeds permitted MRL
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 16296
28/8/2020 Frozen soft, shell crab Myanmar Gallant Ocean Trading Co Ltd Chemical Nitrofurazone 0.002
Not permitted in this food
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 Holding order match 15631
28/8/2020 Wheat flour, pre- cooked Sri Lanka D&R Exports Pvt Ltd Composition Vitamin B12 Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 16307
31.8.2020 Fermented bean curd Vietnam Tyh Import Export Service Bacillus cereus Bacillus cereus 3400, 4100,
7400, 7600,
6000
cfu/g Imported Food Control Act section 3(2) 16302
2/9/2020 Wild raw (rue) Iran Islamic Republic of Farhad Golestan Composition Wild rue – Peganum harmala Prohibited plant n/a FSC 1.4.4 16314
3/9/2020 Betel nut Myanmar City Winner Composition Areca catechu
(Betel nut)
Prohibited plant n/a FSC 1.4.4 16321
9/9/2020 Shred max super strength fat burner drink United States Florida Alternative Medicine &Weight Loss Composition   L-Theanine n/a n/a FSC 2.9.4 16327
9/9/2020 Shred max super strength fat burner drink United States Florida Alternative Medicine &Weight Loss Composition Caffeine n/a n/a FSC 1.1.1 16327
10/9/2020 Gum (black) Japan Lotte Co Ltd Composition Additive Gardenia blue 165 Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.1 16328
10/9/2020 Plenny shake chocolate Netherlands Jimmy Joy Composition Vitamins B5 Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 2.9.3 16343
10/9/2020 Plenny shake strawberry Netherlands Jimmy Joy Composition Vitamins B5 Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 2.9.3 16343
10/9/2020 Plenny shake banana Netherlands Jimmy Joy Composition Vitamins B5 Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 2.9.3 16343
10/9/2020 Plenny shake vanilla Netherlands Jimmy Joy Composition Vitamins B5 Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 2.9.3 16343
17/9/2020 Raze energy watermelon sports drink United States Repp Sports Composition Caffeine In excess of 320 mg/L FSC 2.6.4 16380
17/9/2020 Raze energy lime sports drink United States Repp Sports Composition Caffeine In excess of 320 mg/L FSC 2.6.4 16380
17/9/2020 Raze energy voodoo sports drink United States Repp Sports Composition Caffeine In excess of 320 mg/L FSC 2.6.4 16380
17/9/2020 Raze energy guava mango sports drink United States Repp Sports Composition Caffeine In excess of 320 mg/L FSC 2.6.4 16380
14/9/2020 Assorted fruit China Holly Food Co Ltd Composition Vitamin C Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 16342
18/9/2020 Dried red dates China Tianjin Jinghai Huixin Industry &Trade Fruit and vegetable residue screen Propargite 0.06
Not permitted in this food
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 Holding order match 14969
Last reviewed: 27 October 2020
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